At a Court of General Quarter Sessions held and kept at Chester for the County as the 30th day of November Anno Dom. 1731, Before Richard Hayes, Esquire, and his Associates Justices present. Upon the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Bradford in the said County Praying that the said Township may be Divided, made into two Townships and called East & West Bradford, and that the limits thereof may be fully determined.
It’s Ordered that the said Township of Bradford Shall be divided into two Townships and the Eastern part thereof called East Bradford Shall be bounded as followeth…….Beginning at the South West corner of the Land late of Richard Collett thence Running by the Same to the Welch line, and by the said line to the North West corner of a Tract of Land Surveyed for John Smith, and from thence by a west line to the North Branch of Brandywine Creek then down the Same to the land late of Daniel Smith and Isaac Taylor thence along a line between the land late of the said Daniel and Isaac to the North East corner of Thomas Worth’s Land thence along a line between the Land of the said Daniel Smith, Thomas Worth & the Land late of George Parker to the Northwest Corner of the said Parker’s Land thence down the Line between the Land of the said George Carter, Thomas Buffington & William Rees and the land of Abraham Marshall & William Marshall to a Corner of Isaac Norris’s Land then along a Line between the land of the said Isaac Norris & Wm Marshall to the West Branch of Brandywine Creek thence down the Same to the fork of the said Creek, then down the Main Creek to the South West corner of Samuel Painter’s Land then along a Line between the Land of the said Painter and the Land of Daniel Davies and James Townsend to the Beginning.
And it is also ordered that the western division of the said Township of Bradford Shall be bounded as is hereinafter mentioned................Beginning at the South East corner of the Society Tract thence by the line of the Same to the Northern Corner of the Said Tract then by a line to the South West corner of John Packer’s Land and by the said Packer’s Land to the South East corner thereof and from thence East to the North Branch of Brandywine Creek and then by the said Eastern division of the said Township of Bradford to the Township of Kennett and by the said Kennett Township and the Line of the said Society Tract to the place of Beginning.